Wardrobe Revamp: Intro to Sewing (BYOB)

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

In Wardrobe Revamp, Dabblers will learn basic sewing skills to take their worn, tired or ill-fitting clothing and make them into fresh and new works of art.

Learn how to use what you have with a few basic hand-sewing skills to transform your wardrobe from something lackluster into something spectacular and wearable. The focus will be on hand sewing so you can take what you learn home with you and not have to invest in a sewing machine. You will learn couple of stitches, how to mend clothes, hem your skirts or pants, and sew on a button.

Needles, thread, zippers, elastic, and a number of surprise design tidbits will be on hand to help you resuscitate your item of clothing, but please bring one or two items that you would like to fix up and let's breathe new life into those old things ... so you can get back to being your fabulous self!

The class size is small to leave time for each person to get individual feedback on how to revamp what they brought.

Meandering Design is located in Lincoln Square on the 5300 block of Damen Avenue, which is just North of Foster Avenue. There is plenty of parking and it is 3/4 of a mile form the Damen Brown line. The full address will be sent upon registration.

Feel free to bring something to drink.

What to Bring

Something to revamp

What's Provided

A takeaway with basic sewing information

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Kandy Christensen

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Kandy M. Christensen is the owner of Meandering Design. Kandy learned how to sew when she was seven years old on her grandmother’s 1950’s Italian sewing machine. She uses that machine today, along with her mother’s 1970’s Singer sewing machine that she ‘borrowed’ in 1995 (and never returned), to create her unique designs. Kandy learned at an early age to either make do with what she had or remake what she found. Thanks to a family of hoarders there were copious amounts of material at hand. While her first love is sewing, it is followed closely by a love of language. This drove Kandy to acquire a Masters in English. Her love of travel resulted in a stint working in Iraq as a Director of a Civil Society Project and a Masters of Science in International Public Service.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Monica M.
    Reviewed on 12/13/13

    Kandy was obviously VERY knowledgeable and had great suggestions. It was terrific that she suggests you bring items you want to work on so the advice was very personalized and specific rather than broad generalizations. And I learned from the other classmates projects as well. Highly recommended!

    Kandy was obviously VERY knowledgeable and had great suggestions. It was terrific that she suggests you bring items you want to work on so the advice was very personalized and specific rather than broad generalizations. And I learned from the other classmates projects as well. Highly recommended!

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    Nicole P.
    Reviewed on 04/15/13

    This class was amazing. I learned SO much. Kandy is a wonderful teacher and explains things so well. She's patient and REALLY knows her stuff. Not only did I walk away with some new skills, but I also walked away more confident about tackling projects and got some ideas for new ones. I also got to meet some really great women! Don't hesitate! TAKE THIS CLASS!

    This class was amazing. I learned SO much. Kandy is a wonderful teacher and explains things so well. She's patient and REALLY knows her stuff. Not only did I walk away with some new skills, but I also walked away more confident about tackling projects and got some ideas for new ones. I also got to meet some really great women! Don't hesitate! TAKE THIS CLASS!

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    Jenny B.
    Reviewed on 04/14/13

    This class is great if you have a few (or more than that) hanging out in your closet for that ONE DAY you will fix, this will give you the tools & confidence to do it!

    This class is great if you have a few (or more than that) hanging out in your closet for that ONE DAY you will fix, this will give you the tools & confidence to do it!

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    Amber P.
    Reviewed on 04/13/13

    The Teacher was very knowledgable and passionate about her subject. She made each project seem so easy and doable. She took away fear of making a mistake or messing up something and gave ideas which some of us hadn't thought about!

    The Teacher was very knowledgable and passionate about her subject. She made each project seem so easy and doable. She took away fear of making a mistake or messing up something and gave ideas which some of us hadn't thought about!

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    Maddison M.
    Reviewed on 03/31/13

    Class was really good, I finally learned how to sew a button properly for my more heavy duty coats that get a lot of wear and tear. I also showed the teacher a more complicated skirt that I wanted to add embellishment to and she told me step by step how to do it. I'm hoping to continue my learning with the teacher through private lessons, she was a good teacher and really receptive to continued learning.

    Class was really good, I finally learned how to sew a button properly for my more heavy duty coats that get a lot of wear and tear. I also showed the teacher a more complicated skirt that I wanted to add embellishment to and she told me step by step how to do it. I'm hoping to continue my learning with the teacher through private lessons, she was a good teacher and really receptive to continued learning.

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